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jetblach

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I just bought a gateway DX4840 with windows 7. My old computer was a custom gateway about 9 years old so obviously it was time to get a new one. My new computer works fine except I want to use my old keyboard with my new computer since I do not like the keyboard that came with the new computer. my old keyboard has a PS2 cord and the new DX computer has a PS2 slot. but I plug my old keyboard into my new computer and it doesnt work. Any solutions?
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The connections should be color coded.
What color is the connection on the new kb and on the the back of the new system?
What type of connection is the new kb ps2 or usb?
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The old keyboard is a purple PS2 cable and the back of my new computer the PS2 port is also purple. My new keyboard is a USB cord with a black connector
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OK then the interface is for a kb then.
Now the other option is that the ps2 port may be disabled by default in the bios because of the fact the system comes with a USB kb.
The only way to check it is to connect the USB kb up and enter the bios.
Then check around for the kb type or if the PS2 is enabled or disabled.
You could try plugging both kb's in and booting it to use the usb one to go into the bios. Once the setting is corrected then when you reboot the ps2 kb should be activated then.
Just for my own curiosity are you sure the ps2 kb still works?
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